Category Archives: consciousness

Words to keep close

The Message by Rabindranath Tagore I see a light but no fire. Is this what my life is to be like? Better to head for the grave. A messenger comes, the grief-courier, and the message is that the woman you … Continue reading

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I love watching buildings go up…though I really do not love the idea of using up every available square inch of the natural places to do so. They’d built a brand new elementary school behind my daughters’ 40 year old … Continue reading

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One more step along the journey

Reprinted from one of my other blogs from November, 2009 with an update at the end.  The journey continues… A good laugh is hard to come by.  So is fitting in. Well, for me it always has. If you could … Continue reading

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Expanding perspectives through blogging

I’m writing this post in response to a dialogue I was having with Holistic Wayfarer about building community through blogging, in the second part of her series How to Succeed as a Blogger. I feel a resonance with her on … Continue reading

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The journey so far

I wrote this originally in June of 2010.  I am re-posting it now for a particular reason.  In the next blog post or few I want to talk about the idea that the worst part about growing up in abusive … Continue reading

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